2019 5th Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts

What kind of arts festival is this? It is an independent and privately funded arts festival supported and initiated by many.

The Tua-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Arts (TTTIFA) recaptures the 1920s spirit of the Dadaocheng area of Taipei. That was the Roaring 20’s, a time of free expression. How can those of us living in 2019 travel back in time to experience it?

Tua-Tiu-Tiann was Dadaocheng’s former name. This is an area of historic streets and buildings that link specialty industries of past and present. How can we showcase Dadaocheng’s features through artistic creations, while keeping our finger on the world’s pulse? How can this arts festival connect the international and the local? Can artistic creations give rise to energy or discussion?

Based on the efforts to answer these questions, this festival is now entering its fifth year. This is the first time that we have boldly proposed the concept of jointly curated street exhibitions. Three themed programs intersect in Dadaocheng’s present. Through the Time Machine Theater – 1920s Costume Parade, we tap into this area’s Roaring 20s spirit, while “street gatherings” encourage the expression of local creativity and characteristics.

TTIFA, under the free flow of consciousness, incorporates different voices and ideas. From inside to out, TTTIFA brings the Dadaocheng we know to life one event at a time!

▍Thinkers’ Theatre
Established in 2013, Thinkers’ Theatre is based in Dadaocheng where there is access to rich historical and cultural information. Located in a nearly 100-year-old building that once housed a Watson’s pharmacy, it is infused with modern design concepts. Its core members have developed this platform, exchange venue and dream space for creatives based on the spirit of service. Artists from various disciplines gather to think, discuss and debate, igniting creative sparks.

▍30 ART original
30 ART Original is dedicated to three major areas, art and cultural exhibition curation, cultural promotion and reuse of space. Using brand imaging, arts and culture have revived this area into a “theater den”, while spreading the message that everyone is an artist at heart.

▍Earthing Way
Earthing Way blends the new and old, selling selected Taiwanese-style products. At the same time, as a creative, it organizes or participates in various art and cultural exhibitions, performances and activities. Its creative concepts are based on the incorporation of Taiwanese cultural elements, to develop uniquely Taiwanese lifestyles and esthetics.

List of all events

Date Event Category
Date Event Category
10.06、10.08 Phitthaya Phaefuang "Play Workshop" 2019-Artist Residency Programs
10.18-10.19 Phitthaya Phaefuang "Realness: Mum" 2019-Artist Residency Programs
10.11 Siedl/Cao "Super Token" 2019-Artist Residency Programs
10.01-10.31 Sandwishes Studio "20’s in the Wind" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.18-10.19 Date Myself × Wild Fabric × Earthing Way "Beyond Perception Space" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.06-10.30 Wild Fabric Design "The Texture of Being Alive-Wild Fabric Selection Exhibition" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.27 Chang Yi Yuan Glove Puppet Troupe "Journey to the West-Three Borrowings of Banana Fan" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.13-11.17 Suho Memorial Paper Museum "THE MOUNTAIN FOLLOWS - ART INSTALLATION BY SUHO MEMORIAL PAPER MUSEUM" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.18-10.19 Unique Puppet Theater "Persist" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.19-11.09 Siedl/Cao "Rediscover the Forgotten 'Treasures' through Sound" 2019-Artist Residency Programs
10.25-10.26 26 Theatre "Flower Road" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.24-10.26 BIO liquid light , I am Hand Tonight , Pan's Dancing Ground "Fluid Light Field - Liquid Light Live Painting, Free Writing, Contemporary Body" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.31 Matt Fullen's Stage Right Band 2019-Selected Programs
10.04 I Wan Jan Puppet Theater 2019-Selected Programs
10.24-10.26 Chang Kang-Hua "Shampoo Is Telling A Story" 2019-Co-curatorial Programs
10.31-12.26 Endless - Twa-Tiu-Tiann International Festival of Art Exhibition 2019-Selected Programs
專場演出 I Wan Jan Puppet Theater "Wu-Song Fight the Tiger" 2019-Selected Programs
專場演出 Peking Opera Legend "The White Snake" 2019-Selected Programs
10.23 Comfort Women as the Subject of Theater and Dance Productions – Shared Taiwanese and Korean History Creative Talk Talk
10.17 Stories of the Community – Dadaocheng as a Creative Base Creative Talk Talk
10.13 The Nature of Emotions and Life Choices Creative Talk Talk
10.12 Is There Local Participation in the Arts or Do the Arts Influence Local Development ? Arts Festival Salon
10.11 Overview of Art Festivals in Southeast Asia Creative Talk Talk
10.30 Dadaocheng and the World - Traditional Culture and the New Era Dadaocheng and the World
10.06 Feminist Salon - In this Era of Gender Diversity, Why Are We Still Talking About Feminism? Feminist Salon
10.06 Dadaocheng and the World – The Heyday of Taiwanese Poetry in Dadaocheng Dadaocheng and the World
10.05 Dadacheng and the World – Taiwanese Art History of Dadaocheng Dadaocheng and the World